Sean Mulkerrin

New Scotland has about a third of its American Rescue Plan Act funding remaining, a little over $600,000, and plans to discuss how to spend it on May 10, at 6:15 p.m.

The taxpayer-funded upgrades to the 15.5-mile track running from Delanson in Schenectady County through Altamont and merging with CSX’s line in Voorheesville is so Norfolk Southern’s trains are able to pull rail cars each carrying 80,000 pounds of automobiles from the nation’s car manufacturers. 

Troy Miller is proposing to build 10 new homes on the 11 subdivided lots in Altamont. 

The Altamont tax rate for next year will increase from $2.095 per $1,000 of assessed value to $2.15 per $1,000. According to the village, a home with a full-market value of $443,000 will pay about 20 more dollars in property taxes next year, while a home with a full-market value of $241,00 would pay about $11 more.

NEW SCOTLAND — Picard’s Grove, once a community gathering place for generations and more recently the subject of a legal battle over its future use, is now being proposed as the new home of an

About two dozen members of 1199 Service Employees International Union took to the Guilderland facility’s parking lot on April 5 to call on Governor Kathy Hochul to close what they say is a Medicaid coverage gap in the 2024 state budget.  

Altamont appears to be having a difficult time recruiting members to join its comprehensive plan review committee, a contrast with the town of Guilderland and its update committee, which has nine members and received twice as many applicants. 

A public hearing for Voorheesville’s budget proposal is set for Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., at Village Hall. 

If approved, next year’s Voorheesville Central School District budget would represent a 6.9-percent increase over this year and a 2.5-percent increase in the property-tax levy.

The poor condition of the School Road crossing was the result of track work performed by Norfolk Southern in January. Meanwhile, Voorheesville Mayor Richard Straut said he and village attorney Rich Reilly continue to advocate for the Quiet Zone, which has been stalled over project funding. 


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